The SunCoast Blood Bank will be at the Clubhouse on Thursday, October 1, during Food Truck Thursday from 4:30 to 8:00pm. Blood is in critical need and this is a great opportunity for you to give the gift of life-saving blood to someone. If you would like to sign up early to avoid waiting, you can contact Covered Bridge Estates resident Chris Ebert at email@example.com or call 941-225-3611.
Food Truck Thursday at Covered Bridge Estates is an opportunity for residents to take the night off from cooking and swing by the Clubhouse for some good food provided by local food trucks. The goal is to provide at least one truck each Thursday (holidays may be excluded) from 4-8pm.
The following is our current schedule of food trucks which is subject to change, so please check this post regularly. The Facebook or website link included can help you learn more about each food truck and, in many cases, provide you with their menu.
The SunCoast Blood Bank will be at the Clubhouse on Thursday, October 1 from 4:30 to 8:00pm. If you would like to sign up early to avoid waiting, you can contact Covered Bridge Estates resident Chris Ebert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-225-3611. NOTE: Here is a LINK to schedule a time online.
Please remember that over-night on-street parking is not allowed in Covered Bridge Estates and you may receive a parking violation if you leave your vehicle in the street. Also, when parking your vehicle during the day and you must park in the street, please park facing the correct driving direction. It is illegal to park facing oncoming traffic.
This morning the Covered Bridge staff arrived at the clubhouse to discover a mess left by pool guests which (disturbingly) included two dirty diapers left out on the patio. Why these pool guests believed it was fine to leave human waste like this for us to clean up is beyond our understanding. We want to be explicitly clear that this behavior is unacceptable in our community and will not be tolerated. Facility privileges have been rescinded for this resident and the property owner has been contacted to discuss the lack of respect these tenants have shown to our community.
As homeowners in this beautiful community and as co-owners of the amenities it is incumbent upon us all to help maintain a happy and healthy quality of life in our shared environment. While most of us do a wonderful job co-existing, we do sometimes encounter these one-off issues. The Board and the facility staff want to reaffirm to our membership that we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in the clubhouse and other areas. If you see any type of behavior that does not adhere to the rules and regulations put in place to ensure a decent and hygienic standard of living in this community please alert the facility monitors, the Property Manager, or any member of the Board. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.
Many thanks to our neighbors who continue to make Covered Bridge a wonderful place to live!
Management, staff, and Board of Covered Bridge Estates, CAI
The monthly Men’s Breakfast at Popi’s Place on US 301 in Ellenton resumes on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 8:30am.
Attendees will be seated 10 per table or less, however if there is anyone not comfortable sitting at a table with at least 10 people, other arrangements will be made. We urge you to use care if you plan to attend and observe social distancing guidelines where possible. If you are not feeling well or have been around someone else who has not been feeling well, please consider skipping this month and join in July.
If you are new to the community and would like to be added to the breakfast email reminder list, please send us an email at email@example.com. Hope to see you at Popi’s Place!
The stress and heartache of caronavirus:Wow, what a strange time we are living through! I’m sure you all agree that we have never experienced times like this in our lifetime and will likely see a complete change in our lifestyle moving forward. It grieves me greatly that I have had to work remotely for the past several months while our country tries to fight this coronavirus. I love this community so much that managing from my home in Bradenton has been heartbreaking. Speaking on behalf of the management team and your Board of Directors, we are all anxious to re-open the facilities as soon as we feel it is safe to do so and I personally look forward to being back in the office so I can interact with my owners and residents in-person. It is important to remain patient as we try to map a strategy for reopening and we hope that all residents take proper care to adhere to whatever new guidelines we may need to put in place when we do reopen. Just like the rest of the country, we will not likely see a “return to normal” anytime soon and will need to be diligent with our safety measures.
Congratulations to Our 2020 Graduates: It is great to see how residents have come together to celebrate birthdays and graduations with parades and signs throughout the neighborhood. What a great show of community spirit! I would like to add my own personal congratulations to those graduates of high school and college in our community. Way to go!
Virtual Board Meeting May 27: We have not held a regular Board of Directors meeting since February (March was the cancelled annual meeting and April was postponed due to coronavirus). The May meeting will be held using the Zoom application and homeowners are invited to attend virtually by installing the Zoom app on their computer or smart phone and then going to the Covered Bridge Estates web portal (you need to have signed up for your web portal account and password) on May 27 at 7:00pm to enter the meeting from the portal tab “Account Information.” For more on this please check out this post.
Update on CINC Accounting and Online Homeowner Access: I am quite pleased to report that we have completed our first four months of being on the CINC management system and have had relatively few issues. Our accounting and violations are totally switched over to this new system and we are seeing more electronic modification requests being entered through the portal – which makes the process of reviewing and approving the requests much more streamlined. To help make requests easier to complete in this time of limited access to the Clubhouse, we have digitized the Sherwin-Williams paint books and made them available online. This allows you to choose your home color schemes without needing to come into the office to get the books.
As we enter the new year, we are pleased to offer a new internet portal for homeowner access. This portal allows Covered Bridge Estates homeowners to enter a password-protected website that is only available to owners. From the portal, you can access Association financial statements and Board minutes, enter modification requests online, access your personal account to review pending violations and assessments due, pay assessments online, and maintain your contact information. This is an exciting change for our homeowners, giving them up-to-the-minute access to their account.